Things to do for August 29, 2013

The Weekender

Free Cupcakes, Free Beer and a Dance Party

The weekend is dressed in white and looks damn good.

Thursday
Here. Have This Free Bacon Cupcake.
JUST SPRINKLIN’

Here. Have This Free Bacon Cupcake.

To prepare for this long weekend, you should have a healthy meal. Barring that, have this: Sprinkles’s first-ever savory cupcake, which is vanilla cake studded with crisp bacon and topped with maple cream cheese frosting. Meets the USDA’s recommended daily allowance of bacon cupcakes.

Available starting Aug 29, Sprinkles, 50 E Walton St, 312-573-1600

UD Hookup: Get the cupcake for free August 29 if you say “UrbanDaddy” when ordering.

Furniture Shopping, Now with Free Beer
TRNK CLB

Furniture Shopping, Now with Free Beer

Guy-centric furniture website TRNK NY is showing off its stuff at Independence today, and Solemn Oath Brewery is pouring you gratis beers. Because sometimes you just want to hang out with your buddies, hoist a few beers and talk about Eames chairs.

Friday
Some Nice New Digs for Connie’s
’ZA ’ZA ZOOM

Some Nice New Digs for Connie’s

Pizza stalwart Connie’s is opening in the Gold Coast. We’re talking a prime location in Newberry Plaza with full atrium views. But we’re also talking an easy place to pop in for wood-fired pizza and a cold beer. We never get tired of talking about that.

Sunday
Donuts + a Hipster Block Party
DOUGH YEAH

Donuts + a Hipster Block Party

You’re going to have a busy day at Longman & Eagle on Sunday. Get there in the morning for a donut pop-up shop at the adjacent Off Site Bar (flavors are still TBD). Then come back in the afternoon for a Labor Day dance party to sweat off all those donuts you ate.

Sep 1, donut pop-up, 9am until supplies run out; block party, 4-10pm, no cover; Longman & Eagle, 2657 N Kedzie Ave, 773-276-7110

Sort of the Ultimate Tailgate Party
AWESOME SAUCE

Sort of the Ultimate Tailgate Party

You had some good times this summer. You also had some good ribs. So basically this barbecue competition in the parking lot of Soldier Field, where you’ll sample and then vote on the offerings of 30 pitmasters, is kind of like a summer refresher course.

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